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    • September 11, 2019 5:07 PM EDT
      • Columbia, Maryland
         
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      Calling All Chessie Fans

      What paints do people use to paint their locomotives?

      What colors look the best/most accurate for Chessie System locos?

    • September 12, 2019 12:05 PM EDT
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      Gee, other than thinking the kitten was 'cute', I can't really say I'm a Chessie fan.

      Not sure I should answer your 'calling'. Yet confident this could be a learning experience.

       

      Don't make headers limiting. I would suggest your primary need was; Painting, who uses what and why?

      A sub heading then could go to the Chessie. 

      Under paints first is kind: Rattle cans, air brushes or brushed on... artist paints or .....

      Then brands; 

      etc...

       

      I've only painted kit-bashed cars. I used Fusion spray paint with mixed results, seemed important to follow the instructions, who knew?

      I hope this helps.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • September 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT
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      Since the colours varied on where the equipment was painted, and when the equipment was painted, maybe you should just pick colours that look good to you.

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    • September 12, 2019 7:44 PM EDT
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      Since the only Chessie System stuff I've ever actually fully painted was HO something like 30 years ago and I used PollyScale acrylics which have now been out of production for several years, I don't have any currently relevant input.
      Still have a good bottle of PollyScale B&O blue that I use for touchup on my current Bachmann HO Chessie locos.
      For the red and yellow, it kinda depends, is the most concise answer I can provide.

    • September 12, 2019 9:09 PM EDT
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      Didn't mean to make the thread so limiting, just thought Chessie fans might know best. I actually first posted the question to a couple of Chessie facebook groups, but no one responded. 

       

      Thanks for the link John. Just what I was looking for!

       

       

    • September 13, 2019 4:10 AM EDT
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      And depending on how new and shiny, or not, you want the locos to be, it might be possible to get away with a couple different yellows and vermillions which are each "close enough" in a sort of built-in weathering.
      For 3 examples:
      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/515410/
      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/275669/
      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/300289/

    • September 14, 2019 12:57 PM EDT
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      I'm working on painting and retouching some Chessie, C&O and B&O stuff.  Some pictures and a list of the rattle cans I'm using is on my page.  They are 'just close' but not too far off.  I bought all the colors at the local Lowes and Walmart.

       

      http://martinsant.net/?p=4186

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